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the big names on the left and the right from paul crewingman to alan greenspan to the chamber of commerce all say missing the deadline would be suicidal. yet both sides have been playing chicken on the issue for months. tonight house minority leader erik cantor against making any revenue increases as part of a debt deal said he might be willing to talk about closing some tax loopholes. he the rest of the gop leadership and their democratic counterparts on call to meet with president obama tomorrow at the white house. some breaking news there, the "washington post" just now moving a story reporting on a possible big concession the president might put on the table. the post reporting he will for the first time offer up significant savings in social security. the newspaper sourcing it to people in both parties with knowledge of the president's proposal. in any case, today mr. obama called on both sides to get moving. >> congress has a responsibility to make sure we pay our bills. we've always paid them in the past. the notion that u.s. is going to default on its debt is just irresponsible. a
. i found this really interesting. many people say that suggests these online farm says could be a big factor in the prescription drug problem overall. for one second i want to show you some numbers as to how big a problem we're talking about here. according to the national institute of drug abuse there are about 7 million people using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. that was in 2009. that's about 3% of the population. nearly 1 in 12 high school seniors report non-medical use of vicodin, one in 20 say they used oxycontin. now, what's interesting, drew, is that 59% of those high school seniors also say they got the drugs from a friend or a relative, which brings up another question. as you've been pointing out in your reports, it's so easy to buy these drugs online. but if the pharmacies start to shut down, can people get them from their family or friends pretty easily? >> reporter: they certainly will. but i think as the proliferation of the ease of getting these drugs. and even people who want these drugs, let's say a doctor prescribes them but the prescription runs out. t
there are also big signs that speaker boehner is facing a vocal rebellion among the gop ranks, among republican ranks. this morning on conservative talk radio he tried to rally the troops. >> is it true that you told some of the republican members this morning that you need to get your a word in line behind this debt ceiling bill? >> i sure did. listen, this is time to do what is doable. this bill isn't perfect. >> what have we got to do? >> just moments after he spoke those words from fellow republicans and tea party leaders were rallying against his bill outside the capitol. >> folks, we've got to hold the line. we've got to stand strong. we can't let down the people who elected us last november. >> we have the boehner proposal on the table. it will cut next year $1billion [ audience boos ] >> we are spending $1 billion an hour virtually. that is insignificant and not meaningful reform. >> tea party favorites rand paul and jim demint. one of the rally organizers saying compromise simply is not the answer. >> we do think compromise is a bad word. if you look at what's happened, compromise has
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